Church News

  • Branchville Correctional hosts winter revival

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility’s religious services department hosted its third Annual winter revival. Over three days and five revival sessions, over 100 offenders and staff attended the revival, which included testimonies, guest preachers, worship and music.

    The event began with Tom Babbitt Ministry hosting worship services and music. Mr. Babbitt and his group host a weekly ministry at BCF that always draws a large crowd and the revival was no different. 

  • Notre Dame professor to speak at Saint Meinrad’s Thomas Lecture

    ST. MEINRAD – Brad S. Gregory will present the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. Central Time in St. Bede Theater. This year’s lecture is titled “On the Compatibility and Complementary Flourishing of Catholicism and the Natural Sciences.”

  • A table filled with fellowship

    BY: Pastor Jeff McCarn

    Guest Columnist

    Evangelical United Church of Christ


  • Days for Girls at St. Peter’s Church March 9

    LAMAR – St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Lamar will host a Days for Girls workday on Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 12338 N. St Peter’s Church Road, Lamar. Participants will make washable feminine hygiene kits that enable girls to stay in school in third world nations.

    Dr. Jeannie Gruber will deliver the kits to Kenya. Where Days for Girls kits have been distributed in Kenya, the drop out rate among girls has gone from 25 percent to 3 percent.

  • Ladies Lenten prayer coffees begin March 9

    TELL CITY – The 2018 Ladies Lenten Prayer Coffees will begin on Saturday, March 9. The Coffees are open for all women and girls. The Coffees begin at 9 a.m. and run until 10 a.m. There will be refreshments served followed by a short program. An offering will be taken each morning and at the last coffee, those attending will select a local charity to receive the offering.

  • Holy hour, Lenten retreat planned in March

    ST. MEINRAD – The Knights of Columbus Council at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, will host two events this Lent.

    On Sunday, March 10, the Council will present a holy hour for vocations at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda. It will begin at 4 p.m. Central Time, followed by dinner in the parish hall.

  • Tell City men’s Lenten breakfasts begin March 9

    Revised schedule


    PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County has finalized plans for its annual Lenten breakfasts. Cannelton United Church of Christ will host the first breakfast Saturday, March 9. The breakfasts will continue each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season from 7 to 7:50 a.m.

    Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the food.

  • Table of Blessings moves to St. Paul Feb. 14 and 21

    TELL CITY – Table of Blessings will temporarily be held at St. Paul Catholic Church in the Parish Hall on Thursday, Feb. 14, and Thursday, Feb. 21. The church and Parish Hall are located in the 800 block of Main Street. Enter through the alley between Main and Ninth Streets.

    Table of Blessings serves free hot meals every Thursday between 5 and 6 p.m.

    On Thursday, Feb. 28, the location will return to Evangelical United Church of Christ on 10th Street.

  • Four Archabbey monks profess solemn vows

    ST. MEINRAD – Four men professed solemn vows as Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in a ceremony on Jan. 25 in the Archabbey Church at St. Meinrad. They are Br. Simon Herrmann, Br. Nathaniel Szidik, Br. Joel Blaize and Br. Jean Fish.

    Br. Simon is a former resident of Findlay, Ohio, and he is a graduate of the University of Dayton, earning a bachelor’s degree in communication management in 2010.

  • Novice joins Benedictine community at Saint Meinrad Archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – In a brief ceremony, Novice Dennis Reyes was clothed in the Benedictine habit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Jan. 19. He now begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history. 

    Novice Dennis, 42, is a native of Manila, Philippines.